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Intent/Spirit or Letter?
My dad has a saying he probably stole from somewhere that goes like this:

Principles with clarity, Practices with charity

In other words, your principles are definite. You live by the law. But when it comes time to live life, judge or help others, etc. you do it keeping in mind the principles but at the same time acting with charity.

I think this is the way I do things. I am a stickler for the rules--dot the i's and cross the t's--but AFTER that can consider the situation including intent, spirit of the law, etc.  Sometimes the law wins and sometimes the spirit wins but mostly it's a compromise I think.

Some people see that as unfair. John gets a speeding ticket for going 45 in a 30 but Mike doesn't because it's his first day of work and he's nervous about the job and wasn't paying attention.
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Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by Kurt - 05-31-2020, 09:42 PM
RE: Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by Kurt - 05-31-2020, 09:44 PM
RE: Intent/Spirit or Letter? - by 10x - 05-31-2020, 11:45 PM

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